Partners For World Health

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Maine-based non-profit that reprocesses discarded medical supplies and distributes them to countries in need.

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Thank you Joseph Masembe for coming to Partners for World Health on Tuesday to tell us about your amazing organizations, Uganda's Little Hands Go Green and My Kid is a Superstar. Your mission to work with children to save environment is incredible and your passion for your work shines so brightly! We were honored to meet you first in Uganda (swipe right) and again in the United States! 🌱🌴🥑🍌🤝🌍
Bowdoin College  students interested in public health came to volunteer this month at partners for world health. Everybody had a great time and we want to thank them for all of the packing and sorting that they did. Many of the supplies that they touched will be on their way to Puerto Rico soon to help our fellow citizens.
Day 14: Our time in Uganda has come to an end and we are currently en route back to the U.S. What an amazing experience. We made many friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. Already planning our next trip! #medicalmissions #getinvolved #giveback #makeadifference
Day 13: we spent the morning of our last working day in Uganda teaching nurses and nursing students about medication administration and smoking at Mulago hospital. We then toured the major inpatient mental health hospital in Kampala. We learned there are only 30 psychiatrists in the entire country of Uganda and 6 of them work at this facility. We ended the day planting trees with Mission Go Green -  a program run by the Rotary club that plants fruit trees at hospitals for the patients and their families.
On days 11 and 12 we worked with the fabulous team at CSI clinic to run Project 10,000. We were able to educate 200 women on the potential complications of pregnancy and provide them with folic acid tablets and birthing kits. Birthing kits contain everything a mom needs for a healthy delivery - from the surgical tools and gloves for the doctor to a hat and blanket for the baby. In Uganda moms must pay out of pocket for all of these supplies and for many it costs a whole week's pay or more. We had an incredible experience and we really made an impact on the lives of many women who needed a little extra help. We can't wait to come back - maybe we can aim for 500 women next year!
Day 10: spent the day teaching nurses and nursing students from all over Kampala at Mulago hospital! We taught about hypertension, wound care, physical assessment, and cancer. Wonderful staff and students!
What a busy week! On day 9 our nurses Nicole, Brittany, and Anne spent some time in the NICU at Mulago hospital helping the only 2 nurses on duty care for EIGHTY sick newborns. An amazing experience and we were thrilled to help out.
Ok days 7 and 8 we spent time on the beautiful town of Gulu in northern Uganda. We worked with an incredible organization called Child Voice that provides a therapeutic living community for child mothers who have been victims of war. We learned many of the women at Child Voice were abducted from their homes and forced to be child soldiers, prostitutes, or soldiers' wives at a very young age. While we were there, we also held a clinic for 50 pregnant women to provide prenatal education, vitamins,  and birthing kits that contain everything they need for a healthy delivery. A very productive and beautiful weekend!
Day 6 was a tourist day due to the national holiday in Uganda. So we did a boat tour of the source of the river Nile!
Day 5 was our last day at St. Francis Nsambya hospital. We are so grateful for the warm hospitality all the staff at St. Francis showed us. St. Francis is an exceptional hospital, but they still lack certain critical medical supplies that we can provide from the U.S. We're excited to get to work when we get home so we can continue helping from afar! #makeadifference
Day 4: PWH volunteers spent some time getting to know the amazing staff in the operating theater at St. Francis. We learned so much and we were excited to see some of the ways supplies we've provided to this hospital are being used.
On day 3 of our medical mission trip in Uganda, our nurses practiced some hands-on patient assessments with an exceptional group of nursing students! There are going to be some truly bright and wonderful nurses graduating from the St. Francis school soon!